No Mutants Allowed front-page redesign

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Jan 23, 2007
    I really like the layout tweaks. I don't like the design though - the palette looks uninspired and very F3ish with that vault suit blue and yellow combination. Old brown and dark green had a lot more personality and reference to the old games, IMO.

    Also don't like the triangles under main nav.


    EDIT: Wooz and Mon, don't hate me now.
     
  2. WadeKSavage

    WadeKSavage First time out of the vault

    35
    Feb 29, 2012
    I like it. Nice, clean and Fresh. Perhaps work needs to be done on the BG, but I love the new fonts and color scheme.
     
  3. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    My critiques:
    • Header should pop more
    • triangleRow looks a bit funky, I'm not a fan of it as the divider. I assume it is supposed to show users that the items are drop down menus?
    • Design of menuRow and triangleRow seems out of place with the rest of the page. Might be color scheme, font, or something else
    • I can't decide whether I want the stuff in the left column (col2) to have some more visible divider/contrast from the news column (col1) or not...
    It sounds like a lot of complaining but I really like the change, it's a great improvement. Keep up the great work!
     
  4. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Looks great, nice Fallout 50s-style aesthetic, but I admit... I'll miss the old logo, Marcus and the decidedly 1999 colour scheme.

    I do have a little feedback. First, the logo header could be a bit smaller (takes up 20% of the vertical space, not really necessary), and I think maybe you could reverse the colours (white text on dark background) to make it more readable and distinctive. Second, the sidebars are a bit hard to differentiate - consider a different background colour or border (and title font). The main page body is fine, but I admit the sidebar looks like a big jumble to my eyes.

    Otherwise, really awesome work, and I guess it's about time there was an update!
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Kali Yuga Jamboree Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I do think Marcus is the unofficial mascot of NMA....
     
  6. TheBearPaw

    TheBearPaw First time out of the vault

    47
    Feb 16, 2010
    The new design is shit, ugly, disgusting.

    Marcus is your fucking mascot for chrissakes.

    I cannot access the gallery pictures by clickin' on them.

    The white color is downright ugly.

    I think Bethesda would have done a better homepage design and that should say something.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Because he wasn't allowed in here?! KINDA PARADOXICAL!

    We'll do much more with the top banner later on. Right now, there's a kind of bare and sleek aesthetic that marks the change.
     
  8. cunningandvalor

    cunningandvalor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    132
    Aug 27, 2009
    I think the links in the text of posts are harder to see too with the new design. Maybe it's just me. The dark red against black is tough to see.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Dark red against black? It's supposed to be dark red/brown against white-beige-ish.

    Screenshot?
     
  10. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Top nav works when javascript is turned off, that's awesome. Looks awesome too.

    Works well on windows phone. In portrait the top and side nav links a little small(why there is a zoom function). Landscape work prefect. Like really good.

    Maybe the 'No Mutants Allowed' logo can link back to the front page. That's just how other sites do it.

    Galleria breaks when javascript is turned off(dur) so you have the 10 thumbnails pushing latest headlines way down.

    Maybe swap latest images and latest headlines in side nav would be my stupid suggestion.

    <s>Broken link: Main nav: Modding: FOT mod.</s> Fixed.
    Code:
    [*][url="Setting it all up [*]<a href="]FOT Mod[/url]
    Galleria link problem(missing '=')(and kharn says wrong link)(edit: changed the last '>' to ')' because the forum hates broken a tags in code boxes):

    Code:
    (div id="galleria")<div><a href"http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_mod/upload/9ffebe69e842d7d980f1ba44423213d7.jpg">
     
  11. King of Creation

    King of Creation Vault Fossil

    Dec 9, 2003
    It's a nice, clean design - although I can't say I'm a fan of the picture-less logo. The top of the page seems a bit emptier now without Marcus staring back at me.
     
  12. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Get Rick Lion to design the banner.
     
  13. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    354
    May 15, 2003
    *Grumble*

    ME HATE CHANGE!! WHAT HAPPEN SITE? BAD!

    Just kidding. It looks good.
     
  14. VRaptor117

    VRaptor117 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    103
    Nov 18, 2008
    I like the new layout, but the white background should be reconsidered. It just seems a little too "clean". I'm sure I'll get over it, though.

    Thanks for all your hard work Wooz, monsharen, Odin, and korindabar!
     
  15. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    The ) actually doesnt exist in the data I pull out from the database, it seems galleria does this somewhere. I also had to change it after adding the =. seems that didnt quite sit well with galleria. Also I havent fiddled with galleria that much so I have no clue if "links" are enabled or not (or if you need to enable them).

    Thanks for the links Kilus, good fun going down memory lane. I still remember the reactions when I added the lighter design earlier on.

    Fixed
     
  16. tester123

    tester123 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    124
    Aug 16, 2011
    I prefer old one but I hope you can improve this design. Please don't change forums.
     
  17. Ardent

    Ardent A Smooth-Skin
    Modder

    681
    Jul 24, 2009
    To me, the new layout is 100 000 times better than the old one. Good work!
    I won't cry if Marcus returns to his usual spot though :aiee:
     
  18. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    I changed to the ')' in my post because the forum eats incorrect a tags even in code boxes.
     
  19. Geras

    Geras Animal Friend

    115
    Oct 12, 2011
    Good job, I like the new looks.